Valley of  the Moon 2

Valley of the Moon, Atacama Desert

The Atacama Desert has been receiving plenty of media attention in the last few years. Located in northern Chile, it is the highest and driest desert in the world. There are many state-of-the-art telescopes here, with bigger and better ones planned for the future.

The Valley of the Moon owes its name to the fact that it appears to be totally lifeless and its beauty is truly “Out of this World”. Earlier this year I did three excursions in this area, to get some images that did it justice. Some areas in the Atacama have not received a single drop of rain for hundreds of year.

Ingredients: ‘The Unusual’ (great subject interest), Interesting light with great texture.

Sony ILCE-7RM2, ISO 125, 100th sec, Lens: FE 24-70mm F4 ZA OSS. f13, Tripod.